Redemption Through Judgment

Parashat Acharei Mot (After the death) VAYIKRA (LEVITICUS) 16:1-18:40 HAFTARAH: EZEKIEL 22:1–16 God’s ways are mysterious. There are many things in Scripture that can be difficult to understand or seem to go against our human … Read More

Holding On to Hope

Shabbat Chol HaMoed Pesach Torah Reading: Exodus 33:12-34:26 Maftir: Numbers 28:19-25 Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:1-14 God’s appointed times are a good time to reflect upon God, His Word, and where we fit within His story. Passover … Read More

His Kingdom Come

Parashat Metzora (Leprosy) Vayikra (Leviticus) 14:1-15:33 Shabbat HaGadol! Haftarah: Malachi 3:4-24 (4:6 English Bibles) This week we have a special reading from Malachi 3:4-24 for what is called the “Shabbat HaGadol” (Great Shabbat) which is … Read More

All Glory to Him

Parashat Tazria (She Conceives) Vayikra (Leviticus) 12:1-13:59 Haftara: 2 Kings 4:42-5:19 In the center of this week’s reading is the issue of leprosy. It is important to remember that when studying leprosy in biblical texts, … Read More

Do Our Traditions Honor God?

Parashat Shemini (Eighth) Leviticus 9:1-11:47 Shabbat HaChodesh (Shabbat of The Month) : Exodus 12:1-20 Haftarah: Ezekiel 45:16-46:18 This week we have a special reading for what is known as Shabbat HaChodesh, which is the Shabbat … Read More

Redeemed for Relationship

Parashat Tzav (Command) Leviticus 6:1-8:36 (English 6:8-8:36) Shabbat Parah (Cow) Maftir: Numbers 19:1-22 Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16-38 The various sacrifices that God instituted point us to a larger purpose in God’s plan of salvation. In the … Read More

Submitting to His Sovereignty

Parashat Vayikra (And He Called) Vayikra (Leviticus) 1:1-5:26 Special reading for Shabbat “Zachor” (Remembrance) Deuteronomy 25:17-19 Haftarah: 1 Samuel 15:1-44 We have a special reading this week for Shabbat “Zachor” (Remembrance), which is the Shabbat … Read More

God’s Weighty Presence

Parashat Pequdei (Accounts Of) Shemot (Exodus) 38:21-40:38 Shemot (Exodus) 38:21-40:38 Haftarah: 1 Kings 7:51-8:21 (Ashkenazi) 1 Kings 7:40-50 (Sephardic) Do we really understand the “weight” of God’s glory? This is something I have been thinking … Read More

Serving Him Through Serving Others

Parashat VaYaqhel (And He Assembled) Shemot (Exodus) 35:1–38:20 Special reading for Shabbat Shekalim: Shemot (Exodus) 30:11–16 Haftarah: 2 Kings 11:17–12:17 (Sephardic) We have a special reading this week for “Shabbat Shekalim”, which is the Shabbat … Read More

Making Our Own God

Parashat Ki Tisa (When You Lift Up) Shemot (Exodus) 30:11-34:35 Haftarah: 1 Kings 18:1-39 This week, we read one of the most well-known, yet tragic accounts in the history of the people of Israel. It … Read More